The degree will be offered on a full-time (three years) and part-time (six years) basis. All students registered for the Bachelor of Commerce (PPE) will major in Economics, with a second major in either Philosophy or Politics. The curriculum includes a number of compulsory subjects. In the first year, modules in Academic Development and Research Skills assist students with developing their reading, writing and communication skills, and, in the third year, two modules are devoted to a research project. Three modules in the first and second years provide students with opportunity to explore topics that are fundamental to the ethos of St Augustine (Philosophy of the Human Person, Introduction to Ethics, and Introduction to Catholic Social Thought). Additional compulsory subjects include Mathematics, Statistics and Accounting; elective subjects include Business Management and Law. The curriculum allows for a possible third major (in either Philosophy or Politics, Business Management, Law and Mathematics). Apart from acquiring subject content knowledge, the multidisciplinary nature of the qualification prepares graduates for a range of careers that require critical thinking, logical reasoning, and a solid foundation in commercial literary and numeracy.